Team

We are in the process of building a team of scientists to tackle fundamental questions in cell biology. We are looking for motivated, creative, fun, positive people. If this is you, then we encourage you to learn more about joining us!

Jason E. Lee, PhD

Principal Investigator

Jason received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He completed his PhD training with Pravin Sehgal at New York Medical College studying the relationship dependence of Golgi function on nitric oxide in the context of pulmonary arterial hypertension. After his PhD, Jason trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Gia Voeltz at the University of Colorado, Boulder studying organelle division and inter-organelle contact sites. Since July 2020, Jason has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). During his career, Jason has received several honors, including Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Awards from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute of the NIH, and a CPRIT Scholar Award. Outside of the lab, Jason enjoys surfing, playing soccer and baseball, hiking and traveling with his family, and watching his toddler learn new things everyday.

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Loc H. Nguyen, MS, MD

Research Associate

Loc was born and raised in Vietnam. He earned an MD and Specialist of the 1st Degree in General Surgery from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City. After immigrating to the USA, Loc earned a Master of Education from the University of Houston. He has been a member of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at BCM since April 2000 and has contributed to several publications related to cancer research. Besides work, Loc enjoy fishing, reading, and spending time with his family. 

Zachary Ralston

Research Technician

Zach is originally from Salinas, California and recently graduated with a BA in Molecular Biology from Claremont Mckenna College. He was a student-athlete that balanced playing for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football team and pursuing his research interests in the laboratory of Zhaohua Irene Tang. In the Tang Lab, Zach worked with fission yeast (S. Pombe) to study relationships between heterochromatin modulation, RNA processing, cell cycle regulation, and cell death.  Outside of academia, Zach enjoys hiking, playing basketball, cooking, playing with cats, and volunteering in the community.